Performance Reporting Communications

  • December 3, 2021

    2020–21 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

    The 2020–21 TAPR PDF is now available for all districts and campuses. The TAPR Glossary contains definitions and methodologies for all items found in the TAPR and the TAPR Guidelines are intended to help districts fulfill their legal responsibilities regarding the TAPR and annual report of their educational performance.

    2022 Preliminary Accelerated Testers Listing

    The Preliminary 2022 Accelerated Testers Student Listings and explanatory materials are now available in the TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability application for approved users. 

    Accelerated testers are included on the Preliminary 2022 Accelerated Testers Student Listing if the student was reported as enrolled in grade 11 in 2020–21 PEIMS attendance files. Students are attributed to the district/campus at which they were reported in attendance for the final six weeks. The Preliminary 2022 Accelerated Testers Student Listings reflect which subject area the student is considered accelerated and if the student has a corresponding SAT or ACT on record. Results as of May 2021 (2020–21, 2019–20, and 2018–19 school years) are included. The 2022 accountability calculations will include results through May 2022, and the August 2022 STAAR student listings released in TEAL Accountability will include these additional results.

    The Final 2022 Accelerated Testers Student Listing will be released in March 2022 and will be updated to reflect accelerated testers reported by each district as enrolled in grade 12 for the 2021–22 PEIMS October snapshot. The students included on the final listing will be evaluated as accelerated testers for 2022 accountability reports. 

    Remote and In Person Data in STAAR Student Listings

    The 2021 STAAR student listings in the TEAL Accountability application have been updated to indicate the percentage of time each student was reported as being instructed through remote synchronous, remote asynchronous, and in person during the 2020–21 school year.

    Emergent Bilingual (EB) Students/English Learners (EL)

    As a result of the 87th Texas Legislature, the term “emergent bilingual student” replaced the term of “limited English proficient (LEP) student” used in the Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapter 29, Subchapter B, and thus, will be changing the term of “English learner (EL)” used in 19 TAC Chapter 89, Subchapter BB. These terms describe the same group of Texas students. In the revised Texas Education Data Standards (TEDS), the terms of “emergent bilingual” and “English learner” have been bridged as EB/EL. The term “English learner” is still used in federal regulations and guidance.

    The TAPR and future accountability reports will align with the updated nomenclature.

  • November 19, 2021

    Optional Alternative Evaluation and Appeal Systems Reopened

    The 2021 Optional Alternative Evaluation Request System in the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) Accountability application reopened. The optional alternative evaluation data, as prescribed by Senate Bill (SB) 1365 (87th Texas Legislature), for eligible campuses are also available in TEAL Accountability. SB 1365 established a 2021 alternative evaluation option for campuses that met participation requirements in 2021 and earned an unacceptable rating for the most recent year they were rated.

    Under SB 1365, districts/open-enrollment charter schools may also file an appeal for the determination of consecutive school years of unacceptable performance ratings under TEC, §39.054 for the district, open-enrollment charter school, and/or campus. The 2021 preliminary 2021 Consecutive School Years of Unacceptable Ratings listing has been updated on the 2021 ratings page. This listing was updated by incorporating all potential pauses under SB 1882 and Math Innovation Zones. The count of years was also updated to begin with 2013–14 accountability ratings and excludes ratings prior to August 2014.

    If a district/open-enrollment charter school wishes to appeal the count of consecutive years of unacceptable ratings, an appeal must be filed through the TEAL 2021 Consecutive School Years of Unacceptable Ratings Appeal System by December 15. Documentation supporting such an appeal is required, and the appeal must follow the guidelines provided in the Guidelines for the 2021 Appeal of Consecutive School Years of Unacceptable Performance Ratings.

    For additional information, please view the 2021 Alternative Evaluation FAQs and the Senate Bill 1365 Accountability System Impact document on the Performance Reporting Resources webpage as well as the Preliminary Count of Consecutive Years of Unacceptable Performance on the 2021 Accountability Rating System webpage.

    Student Listing for 2021–22 Local Remote Learning ADA Funding Eligibility

    The Student Listing for 2021–22 Local Remote Learning ADA Funding Eligibility in the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) Accountability application is intended to help LEAs determine funding eligibility for students who may participate in a local remote learning program. The responsibility for making the final determination on a student’s eligibility for funding lies with the LEA. Attendance data is auditable.

    Please note that due to data limitations, the student listing provides enrollment information based on the School Year 2021–22 Tracking Reporting, 2020–21 STAAR performance outcomes, and 2020–21 attendance. TEA does not have access to course grade data, unexcused absence counts, nor any local beginning of year (BOY) assessment results, so LEAs will be able use the list provided by TEA as a starting point but must independently determine and document student eligibility for remote ADA.

    LEAs may only count a student toward ADA if that student meets eligibility requirements in the following areas.

    1. Based on student information from the preceding school year, if a student received remote instruction for a majority of their instructional days in the previous school year (e.g., 88+ days in a 175-day instructional year), they also must have: 
    • Achieved satisfactory achievement or higher on each STAAR assessment administered.
    • If a STAAR assessment was not administered but the student was in a grade/subject for which STAAR should have been administered, a different assessment can be administered that shows grade level proficiency in TEKS (e.g., the STAAR BOY assessment).
    • Had a number of unexcused absences that is 10 percent or fewer out of all instructional days.  
    • Earned a grade of C or higher in the foundation curriculum courses taken virtually or remotely in the preceding school year.

    If a student did not receive a majority of the student’s instructional time in the preceding school year via remote instruction, then the criteria noted above do not apply to determine student eligibility for remote learning. If the student does not have 2020–21 attendance data (new to Texas, homeschooled, private schooled, etc.), the fields in the student listing will be blank. However, criteria noted in the next section apply to all remote instruction students.

    1. Based on student information from the current school year:
    • The student is enrolled in a school district or open-enrollment charter school.  
    • The student has reasonable access to in-person services at a district or school facility.  
    • The student has fewer than 10 unexcused absences while enrolled in local remote instruction over a six-month period.

    Please note that for criteria from the current school year, in the event that a student does not meet one of the criteria partway through the school year, districts will still receive funding for the first portion of the school year during which all current year criteria were met for that student.  

    To learn more about local remote learning program requirements, please see the Senate Bill 15 Overview and FAQs.  

  • November 12, 2021

    The Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and the Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) met at the end of October to discuss the 2023 accountability system reset. The meeting materials and notes are now posted on the 2023 Accountability Development Materials page.

  • November 5, 2021

    Preliminary Longitudinal Cohorts

    The confidential (unmasked) preliminary longitudinal cohort reports for districts have been updated to reflect 2020-21 data and are now available for approved users through the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) Accountability application under the Research & Analysis tab. Individual student information is confidential under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). These reports are confidential and are intended for district use only. 

    The agency builds the high school longitudinal rates used for accountability, monitoring, and reporting purposes from student-level cohort groups based on a student's first-time ninth grade year. The preliminary cohort lists provide cohort membership information and selected demographic and characteristic information only. Final student statuses are not provided.

    If you have questions about your preliminary longitudinal cohort lists, please call Research & Analysis at (512) 475-3523 or email research@tea.texas.gov.

    Texas Performance Reporting System (TPRS)

    Performance Reporting resurrected the TPRS last week. This comprehensive and dynamic reporting system resembles and replaces the Texas Academic Performance Report System and includes an option to download data in Excel or PDF and an easy print option.

    Remote vs. In-Person

    Confidential STAAR student listings in TEAL Accountability will be updated on December 3 to indicate 2020–21 remote or in-person learning mode. Confidential data tables with remote vs. in person performance and participation will be posted in TEAL Accountability by December 17, and Performance and Participation tabs within the Texas Performance Reporting System (TPRS) will be updated in early January with remote vs. in-person data.

  • October 29, 2021

    Alternative education accountability (AEA) provisions are intended for alternative education campuses (AECs) that offer nontraditional settings and methods of instructional delivery designed to meet the needs of at-risk students. These campuses must serve large populations of students at risk of dropping out of school as defined in TEC §29.081(d) and provide accelerated instructional services to these students.

    Campuses must meet thirteen AEA eligibility criteria to register. Criteria 8–13 may not apply to charter school campuses depending on the terms of the charter.

    1. The AEC must have its own county-district-campus number for which PEIMS data are submitted and test answer documents are coded. A program operated within or supported by another campus does not qualify.
    2. The AEC must have its own county-district-campus number on PEIMS October snapshot day (October 29, 2021).
    3. The AEC must be identified in AskTED (Texas Education Directory database) as an alternative instructional campus. This is a self-designation that districts and charter schools request via AskTED.
    4. The AEC must be dedicated to serving students at risk of dropping out of school as defined in TEC §29.081(d). Each AEC must have at least 75 percent at-risk student enrollment verified through current-year PEIMS fall enrollment data. If a previously registered AEC does not meet the current year at-risk criterion, it remains eligible for AEA if it met the at-risk criterion in the prior year.
    5. At least 90 percent of students at the AEC must be enrolled in grades 6–12 verified through current-year PEIMS fall enrollment data.
    6. The AEC must operate on its own campus budget.
    7. The AEC must offer nontraditional settings and methods of instructional delivery designed to meet the needs of the students served on the AEC.
    8. The AEC cannot be the only middle school or high school listed for its district in AskTED.
    9. The AEC must have an appropriately certified, full-time administrator whose primary duty is the administration of the AEC.
    10. The AEC must have appropriately certified teachers assigned in all areas including special education, bilingual education, and/or English as a second language (ESL) to serve students eligible for such services.
    11. The AEC must provide each student the opportunity to attend a 75,600-minute school year as defined in TEC §25.081(a), according to the needs of each student.
    12. If the campus has students served by special education, the students must be placed at the AEC by their Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committee. If the campus is a residential facility, the students must have been placed in the facility by the district.
    13. Students served by special education must receive all services outlined in their current individualized education programs (IEPs). English learners (EL) must receive all services outlined by the language proficiency assessment committee (LPAC). Students served by special education or language programs must be served by appropriately certified teachers.

    AEA registration for 2022 will occur in late March. The following types of campuses may be registered for evaluation by 2022 AEA provisions:

    • Dropout recovery school (DRS) – Education services are targeted to dropout prevention and recovery of students in grades 9–12, with enrollment consisting of at least 60 percent of the students 16 years of age or older as of September 1, 2021, as reported for the fall semester PEIMS submission.
      • In spring 2022, alternative campuses that meet the DRS definition will be automatically registered under AEA and identified as a DRS.
      • Districts may choose to remove a DRS from evaluation under AEA procedures by submitting a rescission form.
    • Dropout prevention school (DPS) – Education services are targeted to dropout prevention for students in grades 6–12 to expedite progress toward performing on grade level and high school completion. The AEC may offer a specialized program for an exceptional population. These campuses were previously labeled AECs of Choice.
      • Campuses that meet AEA criteria, but not DRS criteria, will be notified prior to the AEA registration window.
      • If an eligible campus would like to apply to register under AEA as a DPS, the district will submit a DPS application during the AEA window. The application must describe the alternative program and provide data to support a discretionary DPS identification.

    As a reminder, residential treatment facilities (RTFs) are not rated under academic accountability. If an RTF meets AEA eligibility, it will be registered; however, AEA registration is not a requirement to receive the Not Rated label.

  • October 22, 2021

    Accountability System Development

    The Accountability Technical and Policy Advisory Committees convened at the end of September to discuss the 2022 accountability rating system. To view meeting materials and notes, visit the 2022 development webpage.

    The committees will reconvene next week and at beginning of December to discuss the accountability system redesign scheduled for implementation in 2023.

    2021 Reporting

    Performance Reporting is resurrecting the Texas Performance Reporting System (TPRS) next week. This comprehensive and dynamic reporting system will replace the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) HTML System and will be updated on a rolling basis, as new data are available. 

    The preliminary 2020–21 TAPR PDF will be released in November, with the final version to follow in January. The final version will only differ for eligible campuses that opt into the 2021 optional alternative evaluation and have an Acceptable label applied.

  • October 8, 2021

    The Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) fall submission due date for districts is December 2, 2021.

    As the fall submission deadline approaches, it is a good time for districts to review local data submission procedures to confirm clean and accurate data are submitted during the fall collection. After the PEIMS resubmission window closes, these data are considered final, and additional corrections are not accepted. Accurate and timely data are the cornerstone of a fair and reliable accountability system. As such, Performance Reporting staff has made targeted efforts to stress the importance of quality PEIMS data submissions. PEIMS data are used throughout the A–F accountability system and in numerous reports produced by Performance Reporting.

  • October 1, 2021

    Snapshot 2020: School District Profiles is now available on the TEA website at http://tea.texas.gov/perfreport/snapshot/index.html.

    Snapshot profiles public education in Texas, at both the state and district levels, and includes almost 100 separate data elements to either browse or download. Snapshot also combines the data into summary tables based on specific characteristics, and its peer-search function allows a user to group districts according to shared characteristics.

  • September 24, 2021

    Senate Bill 1365

    The 2021 Consecutive School Years of Unacceptable Ratings Appeal System and the 2021 Optional Alternative Evaluation Request System in TEAL Accountability have been temporarily closed until the rule adoption process is completed on November 14, 2021.

    Districts will be notified when the system reopens along with final due dates and timelines. Districts who have already submitted alternative evaluation requests for their eligible campuses will not need to resubmit requests when the system reopens. Updated FAQs have been posted to the Performance Reporting Resources page.

    Preliminary Updated Timeline

    Date

    Activity

    November 15

    2021 Optional Alternative Evaluation Request System and 2021 Consecutive School Years of Unacceptable Ratings Appeal System reopens (TEAL)

    December 15 (5 p.m.)

    2021 Optional Alternative Evaluation Request System and 2021 Consecutive School Years of Unacceptable Ratings Appeal System closes (TEAL)

    January 14

    TEA updates and publishes Acceptable ratings for campuses that met the SB 1365 eligibility criteria as well as the evaluation criteria adopted in TAC, §97.1006 and opted into the alternative evaluation

    If a campus is paired with an eligible campus that requests and receives an Acceptable rating, the paired campus will also receive the Acceptable rating when accountability reports are updated in January 2022.

    2022 Accelerated Testers Student Listings

    Performance Reporting will follow a similar timeline as last year and release the preliminary 2022 Accelerated Testers Student Listing in TEAL Accountability in November followed by the final listing in March. For additional information, please see the Accelerated Testers Data Processing Timeline.

  • September 17, 2021

    The 2021 optional alternative evaluation data, as prescribed by Senate Bill (SB) 1365 (87th Texas Legislature), for eligible campuses are now available in the Texas Education Agency Login (TEAL) Accountability application. SB 1365 established a 2021 alternative evaluation option for campuses that met participation requirements in 2021 and earned an unacceptable rating for the most recent year they were rated.

    2021 Optional Alternative Evaluation Data

    The data includes the following for SB 1365 campuses: the most recent SB 1365 eligible rating, the year of such rating, and the 2021 participation rate across all subjects. If the campus meets both the rating and 95 percent participation requirements, scaled scores for the Student Achievement and School Progress, Part B: Relative Performance domains are displayed along with the averaged, overall score. If the overall scaled score is at least a 70, the campus is eligible to receive a 2021 Acceptable rating.

    To receive the 2021 Acceptable rating, districts/open-enrollment charter schools must submit a request via the 2021 Optional Alternative Evaluation Request System in TEAL Accountability between September 15 and October 15, 2021. If a request is not submitted for an eligible campus, the Acceptable rating will not be applied.

    Appeal of Consecutive Years of Unacceptable Performance

    Under SB 1365, districts/open-enrollment charter schools may also file an appeal for the determination of consecutive school years of unacceptable performance ratings under TEC, §39.054 for the district, open-enrollment charter school, and/or campus. This appeal must be filed through the TEAL 2021 Consecutive School Years of Unacceptable Ratings Appeal System by October 15. Documentation supporting such an appeal is required, and the appeal must follow the guidelines provided in the Guidelines for the 2021 Appeal of Consecutive School Years of Unacceptable Performance Ratings. A downloadable Excel spreadsheet of the count of consecutive years of unacceptable performance for each district/open-enrollment charter and campus as defined by Senate Bill 1365 is available on the 2021 ratings page.

  • September 10, 2021

    2022 Accountability Development

    As the agency will implement an accountability system reset in August 2023, the plans are to have the 2022 accountability system remain stable. As a reminder, Senate Bill 1365 requires a Not Rated label for 2022 unless the district or campus earns an A, B, or C.

    Accountability advisory groups will continue to meet this fall to discuss any minor changes necessary to the system. Final decisions on changes to the 2022 system will be released in early 2022. To view advisory group meeting materials and summaries, visit the 2022 development webpage.

    Final 2019 College, Career, or Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus Listing

    The Final 2019 Annual Graduates College, Career, or Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus (CCMR OB) Student Listings and explanatory materials are now available in the TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability application. This listing is considered final and will be used by the State Funding Division to settle up fiscal year 2020–2021 CCMR OB funding. Please note that the data in these reports are confidential.

    The Summary of Finance (SOF) reports will display the count of annual graduates in excess of the thresholds adopted in the Texas Administrative Code, Section 74.1007 for the three cohorts: annual graduates who are educationally disadvantaged (economically disadvantaged), annual graduates who are not educationally disadvantaged, and annual graduates who are enrolled in a special education program.

    The Preliminary 2020 Annual Graduates CCMR OB Student Listings are scheduled to be released by December.

  • September 3, 2021

    Accountability data tables and student listings were published last Friday in TEAL Accountability for approved district and ESC users. The data tables and student listings contain the data used to calculate raw scores in each of the three domains.

    Masked accountability reports were released on TXschools.gov and on TEA’s 2021 accountability page on Monday, and accountability data downloads were released in TEAL Accountability and on the 2021 accountability page today.

    Information gleaned from the data helps pinpoint areas where students need accelerated learning opportunities. Similarly, participation data provides demographic information about who did and did not take the STAAR in light of COVID-19 learning conditions and should be considered in context when reviewing the results. While direct comparisons with STAAR data from previous years may not be appropriate because of varying participation rates and shifts in instructional settings due to COVID-19, the data provide an important temperature check that allows Texas districts to track and address student recovery in the short and long term. 

  • August 20, 2021

    As an accountability system reset is scheduled for implementation in August 2023, Performance Reporting plans to maintain a largely unchanged system for 2022. However, Senate Bill 1365 requires a Not Rated label for 2022 unless the district or campus earns an A, B, or C.

    Accountability advisory groups will continue to meet this fall to discuss any minor changes necessary for the system. Final decisions on changes to the 2022 system will be released in early 2022. To view advisory group meeting materials and summaries, visit the 2022 development webpage.

  • August 13, 2021

    Beginning with 2022 accountability ratings, the newly designed Texas Success Initiative assessment (TSIA2) will be considered for College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) credit for 2020–21 graduates and non-graduating 12th graders in addition to prior TSIA1 records. This document details how a student can meet TSI criteria for CCMR via the TSIA1 and/or TSIA2.

    As a reminder, to meet TSI criteria for accountability purposes, a student must meet the minimum scores in both English language arts/reading (ELAR) and mathematics via the SAT, ACT, TSIA or by earning credit for a college prep course. The student does not necessarily need to meet criteria for both subjects on the same assessment. For example, a student may meet the ELAR TSI criteria on the TSIA and complete and earn credit for a college prep course in mathematics.

    If you have questions about the inclusion of TSIA1 or TSIA2 in CCMR, please reach out Performance Reporting at performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov or (512) 463-9704.

  • August 6, 2021

    Campuses will not be newly identified for federal school improvement this year; however, campuses that were identified for comprehensive support and improvement (CSI) in 2018 or 2019 based solely on a four-year graduation rate less than 67 percent are eligible to exit comprehensive status if either their four-year graduation rate or six-year graduation rates meet the exit criteria. To exit, the graduation rate must meet or exceed 67 percent for two years.  

    Note that only the four-year federal graduation rate was used for CSI identification in 2018 and 2019. As defined in the January 2020 Amendment to the ESSA State Plan, the agency will use the six-year federal graduation rate to identify campuses for CSI moving forward.

    Approved users may view graduation rate data and student listings on the Research & Analysis tab in the TEAL Accountability application.

  • July 30, 2021

    This week Performance Reporting staff met with the Accountability Technical and Policy Advisory Committees to discuss various topics related to the 2022 and 2023 accountability rating systems. To learn more about who attended and what was discussed, visit the 2022 development webpage.

    If you would like to learn about specific comments, concerns, or questions that arose during the meetings, be sure to check out the meeting summaries which will be posted in the coming weeks.

  • July 23, 2021

    Forty-five percent of requests submitted via the College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Verifier were approved. Approved submissions include updates to Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture results and issues with students’ names and dates of birth.

    Denied requests include results for tests taken outside of the approved date range, industry-based certifications submitted via the level I/level II certificate field, AP subscores instead of the subject area score, the removal of students from the list, and dual credit PEIMS miscoding.

  • July 16, 2021

    2021 Accountability Manual

    The adopted 2021 Accountability Manual was published on July 12 and became effective July 13. For more information on the changes between the proposed and adopted versions, please see the summary of changes below:

    Chapter 1 was revised in response to public comment to state that in 2021, districts and campuses receive a Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster label overall and in each domain; distinction designations are not awarded for 2021; School Progress: Part A: Academic Growth is not calculated; and Advanced Placement results through August 2020 are considered. The school types chart and the corresponding example were also updated to reflect 2021 data.

    Chapter 2 was updated to indicate that the request to delay the inclusion of SAT/ACT results for accelerated testers was not approved, and, therefore, these results are included in the STAAR component. Multiple examples of small numbers analysis calculations were added in response to public comment.

    Chapter 4 was updated in response to public comment. Language was revised to note that English learner performance measures for all grade levels are evaluated, Graduation Rate component criteria language was clarified, and references to the ESSA state plan addendum were removed.

    Chapter 9 was updated to clarify information regarding campus identification number processes.

    Chapter 10 was updated to reflect the approved 2021 ESSA waiver request. The chart depicting the escalation from additional targeted support to comprehensive targeted support was updated in response to public comment. The four-year graduation rate was added as a means to exit comprehensive support identification in response to public comment.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at (512) 463-9704 or performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov.

    Senate Bill 1365 2021 Alternative Evaluation

    Senate Bill 1365 (87th Texas Legislature) established a 2021 alternative evaluation option for certain campuses that meet participation requirements and earned an unacceptable rating for the most recent year they were rated. To learn more, see the 2021 Alternative Evaluation FAQs on the Performance Reporting Resources webpage, and be on the lookout for additional information in future bulletins.

  • July 9, 2021

    The deadline for districts to submit corrections for 2019–20 annual graduates plus 2019–20 non-graduating 12th graders via the College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Verifier is next Friday, July 16.

    If the district does not find any discrepancies or does not wish to request changes, no action is required.

    If discrepancies are found, districts must request changes with supporting documentation via the CCMR Verifier within the TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability application.

    Please note, CCMR indicators determined by TSDS PEIMS submissions are not eligible for corrections, and therefore, are not shown. For more information, please view our one-pager.

    Additionally, districts SHOULD NOT submit industry-based certification (IBC) documentation through the level I and level II certificates field; IBCs are not eligible for correction. Please see Understanding Credentials in Texas: Certificates and Certifications to learn more about the differences between certificates, certifications, licenses, and more.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at (512) 463-9704 or performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov.

    Local Accountability System

    The Local Accountability Guide and Frequently Asked Questions provide information about plan requirement and example components. They can both be found on the local accountability webpage.

    Districts wishing to learn more about the local accountability system and how to develop a district local accountability plan can participate in a 45-minute overview webinar with time for Q & A.

    Registration links are available for upcoming webinar dates in July. The webinar schedule through August 2021 is available here.

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 1 pm

    Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11 am

    Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 3 pm

  • June 4, 2021

    Districts can now access the following rates, lists of students, and summary reports under the Research & Analysis tab within the TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability application:

    • Longitudinal graduation rates and longitudinal graduation, continuation, or TxCHSE rates
    • Longitudinal diploma program rates
    • Annual dropout rates
    • Underreported student rates

    For more information on how longitudinal and annual dropout rates are used to evaluate districts and campuses, please refer to the 2021 Accountability Manual.

    Please direct questions about the accountability system to Performance Reporting at (512) 463-9704 or by email at performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov.

    Please direct questions about student lists, summary reports, or other data in this release to the Division of Research and Analysis at (512) 475-3523 or by email at research@tea.texas.gov.

  • May 28, 2021

    The College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Verifier will be posted next week on the Performance Reporting tab within the TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability application. Districts should use the CCMR Verifier to verify the accuracy of their CCMR data and, if needed, submit official documentation to correct data by July 2, 2021. If no discrepancies are found, no action is required. Please note that data from TSDS PEIMS submissions are not eligible for corrections, and therefore, are not shown. Districts SHOULD NOT submit industry-based certification (IBC) corrections through the level I and level II certificates field; IBCs are not eligible for correction.

    As all districts and campuses receive a Not Rated label in 2021, CCMR data will only be reported. The 2021 CCMR Verifier One Pager provides additional information.

    Please direct questions about the CCMR Verifier to Performance Reporting at performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov.

  • May 21, 2021

    The public comment period on the 2021 Accountability Manual closed on Monday. Performance Reporting received public comments from over 30 individuals and organizations. Responses to these comments, concerns, and questions are being drafted and will be released with the adopted version of the manual in the July 9th edition of the Texas Register.

    For questions on the 2021 Accountability Manual, please contact Performance Reporting at performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov.

  • April 30, 2021

    This week, the Accountability Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and the Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) met to discuss the impact of COVID-19, the accountability system reset, and more. The meeting agenda, presentation slides, attendees, and other resources are posted on the 2021 Accountability Development Materials page.

  • April 23, 2021

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Waiver Approval and the Proposed 2021 Accountability Manual

    Because the proposed 2021 Accountability Manual had to be finalized and submitted for rulemaking in February 2021, it does not reflect the approval of TEA’s 2021 Accountability Waiver Request. The final manual will be updated to reflect the granted waiver.

    Please send questions about the 2021 Accountability Manual to Performance Reporting at performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov.

    Final 2021 Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) List

    The 2021 Final AEA Campus List and the 2021 Final AEA Charter School List are now available here.

    The 2021 Final AEA Campus List includes all campuses on the preregistered list, except for those for which a rescission was submitted.

    The 2021 Final AEA Charter List includes charter schools that operate only registered alternative education campuses (AECs) and charter schools that operate both non-AEA campuses and registered AECs with at least 50 percent of the students enrolled at registered AECs, as verified through 2020–21 PEIMS fall enrollment data.

  • April 16, 2021

    2021 Accountability Manual

    Chapters 1–11 of the 2021 Accountability Manual are now available. Because of the required administrative rulemaking process, these chapters are not yet final. The public comment period on the proposed rules (including the manual) opened today and closes on Monday, May 17, 2021. Public comments may be made through the TEA website or to performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov.

    Chapters Currently Available for Public Comment

    "Chapter 1—2021 Accountability Overview" briefly describes the 2021 accountability system.

    “Chapter 2—Student Achievement Domain” provides the methodology used to calculate the Student Achievement domain.

    “Chapter 3—School Progress Domain” provides the methodology used to calculate the School Progress domain.

    “Chapter 4—Closing the Gaps Domain” provides the methodology used to calculate the Closing the Gaps domain.

    “Chapter 5—Calculating 2021 Ratings” describes the methodology used to assign accountability ratings. Note: All districts and campuses will receive a Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster label this year.

    “Chapter 6—Distinction Designations” describes the methodology used to award distinction designations. Note: Distinction Designations will not be awarded this year.

    “Chapter 7—Other Accountability System Processes” describes the campus pairing process and alternative education accountability provisions.

    “Chapter 8—Appealing the Ratings” describes the process for appealing ratings. Note: Due to the Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster labels applied for 2021, appeals will not be an option this year.

    “Chapter 9—Responsibilities and Consequences” describes the responsibilities of TEA, the responsibilities of school districts and open-enrollment charter schools, and the consequences to school districts and open-enrollment charter schools related to accountability and interventions.

    “Chapter 10—Identification of Schools for Improvement” provides information on the federally required identification of schools for improvement.

    “Chapter 11—Local Accountability Systems” describes the Local Accountability Systems.

    The remaining chapter and appendices will be posted throughout the summer.

  • April 9, 2021

    2021 Accountability Waiver Request

    The 2021 accountability waiver request for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan was approved this week. TEA sought to waive the following accountability and school identification requirements:

    • To measure progress toward long-term and interim goals
    • To meaningfully differentiate all public schools
    • To adjust the Academic Achievement indicator based on a participation rate below 95 percent
    • To identify schools for comprehensive, targeted, and additional targeted support and improvement based on data from the 2020–21 school year

    Additionally, TEA sought to waive federal report card provisions for accountability data not available for the 2020–21 school year, such as Academic Growth.

    Please direct any questions on TEA's ESSA waiver to Performance Reporting at (512) 463-9704 or performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov.

    Advanced Placement (AP) in College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR)

    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, AP exams were given in a single May administration. In 2019–20, the College Board added June and August administrations. Test results from all administrations will be included in 2021 accountability data. This year, students can complete assessments in school and at home during one of three administrations between May and June. Regardless of the testing location or administration date, Performance Reporting will include all AP results in 2022 accountability reporting.

    Please contact Performance Reporting at (512) 463-9704 or performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov with questions on the use of AP test results.

     
  • April 2, 2021

    Performance Reporting released several products in TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability this week, and the 2021 Accountability Rating System webpage is now live. Continue checking in to stay up to date on important 2021 accountability releases and developments.

    As a reminder, district staff need a TEAL account to view confidential student listings and reports. You can request access on the TEAL Login Page. If you have any issues creating a TEAL account, please submit a request for assistance through the TEA Help Desk.

    Product

    Description

    Date

    Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) Preregistered List and Registration

    Action is only required for districts that wish to remove a campus from the preregistered list.

    Campuses newly eligible for AEA were automatically preregistered for 2021. Alternative education campuses (AECs) that were registered for AEA in 2020 and continue to meet eligibility were automatically reregistered for 2021. Campuses must meet either the 75 percent at-risk criterion or the prior-year TSDS PEIMS at-risk safeguard provision. Additionally, campuses must have at least 90 percent of their students enrolled in grades 6–12, as verified through 2020–21 PEIMS fall enrollment data.

    Now available

    Preregistered AEA List  

    March 29 – April 9, 2021: AEA Auto Registration/Rescission Process in TEAL

    May 2021: Final AEA List Released

    Release 1 of 2: 2021 College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Tracker

    This tracking tool provides districts with an early preview of CCMR status for students who were in grades 9–12 for the 2020–21 PEIMS snapshot. As a reminder, these data lag.

    No corrections will be submitted to TEA. This report is for informational purposes only.

    Now available in TEAL

    Accelerated Testers Final Listing

    Students who complete a STAAR EOC at the Approaches Grade Level or above standard in Algebra I, English II, and/or Biology prior to grade 9. The final listing attributes students to where they were enrolled in grade 12 for the 2020–21 PEIMS snapshot. More information is available here.  

    Now available in TEAL

  • March 26, 2021

    Performance Reporting will release several products in TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability next week.

    As a reminder, district staff need a TEAL account to view confidential student listings and reports. You can request access on the TEAL Login Page. If you have any issues creating a TEAL account, please submit a request for assistance through the TEA Help Desk.

    Product

    Description

    Date

    Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) Preregistered List and Registration

    Campuses newly eligible for AEA are automatically preregistered for 2021. Alternative education campuses (AECs) that were registered for AEA in 2020 and continue to meet eligibility are automatically reregistered for 2021. Campuses must meet either the 75 percent at-risk criterion or the prior-year TSDS PEIMS at-risk safeguard provision. Additionally, campuses must have at least 90 percent of their students enrolled in grades 6–12, as verified through 2020–21 PEIMS fall enrollment data.

    March 29 – April 9, 2021

    Release 1 of 2: 2021 College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Tracker

    This tracking tool provides districts with an early preview of CCMR status for students who were in grades 9–12 for the 2020–21 PEIMS snapshot. As a reminder, these data lag.

    No corrections will be submitted to TEA. This report is for informational purposes only.

    March 31, 2021

    Accelerated Testers Final Listing

    Students who complete a STAAR EOC at the Approaches Grade Level or above standard in Algebra I, English II, and/or Biology prior to grade 9 must fulfill federal testing requirements by taking a corresponding subject area SAT or ACT while in high school. The final listing attributes students to where they were enrolled in grade 12 for the 2020–21 PEIMS snapshot.  

    April 2, 2021

     
  • March 26, 2021

    Performance Reporting will release several products in TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability next week.

    As a reminder, district staff need a TEAL account to view confidential student listings and reports. You can request access on the TEAL Login Page. If you have any issues creating a TEAL account, please submit a request for assistance through the TEA Help Desk.

    Product

    Description

    Date

    Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) Preregistered List and Registration

    Campuses newly eligible for AEA are automatically preregistered for 2021. Alternative education campuses (AECs) that were registered for AEA in 2020 and continue to meet eligibility are automatically reregistered for 2021. Campuses must meet either the 75 percent at-risk criterion or the prior-year TSDS PEIMS at-risk safeguard provision. Additionally, campuses must have at least 90 percent of their students enrolled in grades 6–12, as verified through 2020–21 PEIMS fall enrollment data.

    March 29 – April 9, 2021

    Release 1 of 2: 2021 College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Tracker

    This tracking tool provides districts with an early preview of CCMR status for students who were in grades 9–12 for the 2020–21 PEIMS snapshot. As a reminder, these data lag.

    No corrections will be submitted to TEA. This report is for informational purposes only.

    March 31, 2021

    Accelerated Testers Final Listing

    Students who complete a STAAR EOC at the Approaches Grade Level or above standard in Algebra I, English II, and/or Biology prior to grade 9 must fulfill federal testing requirements by taking a corresponding subject area SAT or ACT while in high school. The final listing attributes students to where they were enrolled in grade 12 for the 2020–21 PEIMS snapshot.  

    April 2, 2021

     

     
     
     
  • March 19, 2021

    Alternative Education Accountability (AEA)

    As mentioned in the March 5, 2021 bulletin, AEA grades 6–12 enrollment criterion has been updated from 50% to 90% in response to an AEA taskforce recommendation. This adjustment aligns with the original intent of limiting AEA provisions to middle and high schools. This update disqualified 22 campuses from AEA for 2021:

    • 11 Alternative Education Campuses (AEC) of Choice
      • 8 PK–12 charter campuses
      • 2 ISD AECs that have not received ratings due to unique programs
      • 1 ISD AEC
    • 11 Residential Treatment Facilities (which do not receive accountability ratings, even in a typical year, regardless of AEA status)

    As a reminder, all districts and campuses will receive a Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster label regardless of AEA status for 2021. The 2021 AEA list will be used or informational purposes by TEA divisions such as AskTED, PEIMS, and the Charter Schools Division.

     
  • March 12, 2021

    Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) 2.0 Diagnostic Results Excluded from Accountability

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    The diagnostic test, which is not administered to all students, alters the blueprint of the test, and when used in accountability raises comparability concerns when comparing TSIA 2.0 results between districts and campuses. Due to this concern, Performance Reporting does not plan to use TSIA 2.0 diagnostic results in College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) accountability components.

    Performance Reporting will process TSIA 1.0 and 2.0 for the Class of 2021 and will continue to use TSIA 1.0 outcomes for accountability and outcomes bonuses as long as graduates have eligible 1.0 outcomes. TAPR will report outcomes for both TSIA 1.0 and 2.0 for several years during the overlap.

    The TSIA 2.0 CCMR criteria will be adopted into rule in the 2022 Accountability Manual which details the use of TSIA for both accountability and outcomes bonuses. TEA will analyze the THECB data to evaluate the actual use of the TSIA 2.0 diagnostic over the next year. The 2022 Accountability Manual will be available next spring.

     
  • March 5, 2021

    Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) Auto Registration in TEAL

    The 2021 AEA campus registration process for the state academic accountability system opens March 29, 2021 and closes April 9, 2021. The registration process is conducted online using the TEA TEAL Accountability application. Alternative education campuses (AECs) designated for 2020 AEA provisions are re-registered automatically in 2021, provided the campus continues to meet enrollment and at-risk criteria as determined by TSDS PEIMS October snapshot data. If a campus was registered in 2020 using the at-risk safeguard and does not meet the at-risk enrollment criterion again in 2021, the campus is not eligible for AEA and is not re-registered for AEA in 2021. Campuses that were not registered in 2020 but meet eligibility in 2021 are automatically registered for AEA by the agency. No action is required on a district’s part unless the district chooses to remove a campus from evaluation under AEA procedures. Districts may rescind AEA registration by submitting an AEA rescission form in TEAL during the AEA window.

    Please note, AEA grades 6–12 enrollment criterion has been updated from 50% to 90% in response to the AEA’s taskforce recommendation as announced in the 2021 Accountability Framework. This adjustment aligns with the original intent of limiting AEA provisions to middle and high schools.

    While all districts and campuses will receive a Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster label for 2021, the 2021 AEA list will be used for informational purposes by the AskTED, PEIMS, and Charter School teams at the agency.

    2021 Assessment Results

    District’s should exercise caution when using 2021 assessment outcomes for evaluating or planning purposes. Assessment data from 2021 should be used in conjunction with other, more stable data points and local data that documents the impact of COVID-19 on instruction.

    Performance Reporting will not publish a 2021 A–F Estimator. The impact of COVID-19 will vary greatly among districts and campuses, and the scaling set in 2018 may not appropriately account for variations in 2021 outcomes.

     
  • February 26, 2021

    Due to the inclement weather and associated outages last week, the February Accountability Policy and Technical Advisory Committee meetings were cancelled. However, materials that were developed for this meeting have been posted on the 2021 Accountability Development Materials page. The next meeting will be held in April.

  • February 12, 2021

    2021 Accountability Framework Released

    The 2021 Academic Accountability Framework has been released and can be accessed on the 2021 Accountability Development page. For frequently asked questions, please consult the 2021 Academic Accountability Framework FAQ document. Please contact performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov or 512-463-9704 with any additional questions.

    AskTED Accountability Listserv

    Performance Reporting has a new accountability directors ListServ pulled from AskTED that we will utilize for future communications about Performance Reporting product releases! This ListServ was created to ensure that district and charter school accountability contacts as well as superintendents receive our notifications. District AskTED coordinators should view their AskTED Accountability contact by searching for the district or charter school here and reach out to their TED Administrator to add or remove any Accountability contacts. Please note, charter schools must contact CharterAskTed@tea.texas.gov to make changes to their AskTED pages.

     
  • February 5, 2021

    2021 Accountability Manual

    Despite the Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster label being assigned to all campuses and districts in 2021, Performance Reporting will produce an accountability manual. The 2021 Accountability Manual will clarify how the system will accommodate and account for the COVID-19 impact while processing available data. The manual will be available for public comment April 9–May 10, 2021. Manual appendices will also be published later this spring.

    AskTED Accountability Listserv

    Performance Reporting has a new accountability directors ListServ pulled from AskTED that we will utilize for future communications about Performance Reporting product releases! This ListServ was created to ensure that district and charter school accountability contacts as well as superintendents receive our notifications. District AskTED coordinators should view their AskTED Accountability contact by searching for the district or charter school here and reach out to their TED Administrator to add or remove any Accountability contacts. Please note, charter schools must contact CharterAskTed@tea.texas.gov to make changes to their AskTED pages.

     
  • January 29, 2021

    AskTED Accountability Listserv

    Performance Reporting has a new accountability directors ListServ pulled from AskTED that we will utilize for future communications about Performance Reporting product releases! This ListServ was created to ensure that district and charter school accountability contacts as well as superintendents receive our notifications. Districts should view their AskTED Accountability contact by searching for the district or charter school here and reach out to their TED Administrator to add or remove any Accountability contacts. Please note, charter schools must contact CharterAskTed@tea.texas.gov to make changes to their AskTED pages.

     
  • January 15, 2021

    2021 Accountability Data Reporting

    Campuses and districts can expect the same data reporting as was released in 2019 except for scaled scores and letter grades, which will not be assigned. Data tables will be released both publicly on TXschools.gov and on Performance Reporting’s webpages. Unmasked data tables and confidential student listings will be released in TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability application.

    Other 2021 accountability processes will still occur such as pairing, alternative education accountability registration, and campus comparison group assignment.

    Graduation Rate Amendment Impact

    Per the To the Administrator Addressed released January 7, 2021, the approval of the January 2020 amendment to the State’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan adjusted the Closing the Gaps graduation rate methodology. Examples of the new methodology follow.

    Economically Disadvantaged Student Group

    A campus’s economically disadvantaged graduation rate fell from 98.1% in 2019 to 97.8% in 2020. This student group meets the updated criteria as its graduation rate is still above the four-year long-term goal of 94.0% and shows an improvement over the economically disadvantaged Class of 2015 baseline rate of 86.0%.

    Asian Student Group

    A campus’s Asian graduation rate fell from 96.4% in 2019 to 94.8% in 2020. This student group does not meet the updated criteria. While its graduation rate is above the four-year long-term goal of 94.0%, it did not show an improvement over the Asian Class of 2015 baseline rate of 95.0%.

    For more information, please see the graduation rate methodology flowchart and federal four-year graduation rate baselines in Appendix A here.

  • January 8, 2021

    Approval of January 2020 Amendment to the State's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan

    On December 22, 2020, TEA received approval from U.S. Department of Education (USDE) of its January 2020 amendment to adjust the Closing the Gaps domain graduation rate methodology used in the academic accountability system, as well as the methodology used to identify schools for support and improvement.

    As a reminder, TEA has proposed ESSA addendum and amendment requests currently open for public comment until January 11, 2021.These addendum and amendment requests propose additional adjustments to the state plan to account for the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020-21 school year.

    Graduation Rate Methodology

    TEA and the USDE negotiated the following methodology for the graduation rate component of the Closing the Gaps domain:

    1. Did the student group meet the four-year long-term graduation rate target of 94.0% and demonstrate improvement of at least 0.1% over its baseline rate?
    2. If #1 is no, did the student group meet the four-year interim graduation rate target of 90.0% and demonstrate improvement of at least 0.1% over the prior year rate?
    3. If #1 and #2 are no, did the student group meet its four-year graduation rate growth target? The growth target is calculated as follows.

    Did the student group demonstrate sufficient growth from the prior year in order to meet the long-term graduation rate target of 94.0% (i.e. a 10% decrease in difference between the prior year rate and the long-term target)?

    current year

    For example, the 2019 four-year federal graduation rate for the special education student group was 66.7%, and the 2020 four-year federal graduation rate was 70.0%. Using this methodology, the student group would meet the growth target as demonstrated below:

    70.0

    For more information, please see the Closing the Gaps graduation rate methodology flowchart or view the To The Administrator Addressed announcement from January 7, 2021.

    Federal School Improvement Identification

    TEA will use of the six-year federal graduation rate to identify any Title I or non-Title I campus that does not attain at least a 67 percent graduation rate for comprehensive support and improvement.

    TEA will escalate Title I additional targeted support campuses to comprehensive support and improvement after three consecutive years, rather than escalating Title I targeted support and improvement campuses. Additional information on the adjusted escalation timeline is available in the ESSA addendum currently posted for public comment.

  • December 18, 2020

    2021 Accountability Ratings

    As was shared in the December 10, 2020 To The Administrator Addressed correspondence, TEA will not calculate domain or overall scaled scores or A­–F rating labels for 2021 accountability. Performance Reporting will continue to report all available data: STAAR outcomes; College, Career, and Military Readiness outcomes; and graduation/dropout rates. These data will be published in August 2021 accountability data tables and on associated 2021 releases such as TAPR and the School Report Card.

    We have received numerous questions about the availability of a 2021 A­–F Estimator. While existing estimators will remain on the website, Performance Reporting staff would caution against their use in an attempt to apply a “what if” rating to 2021 outcomes. The impact of COVID-19 may vary greatly between districts and campuses. The scaling set in 2018 may not appropriately account for variations in 2021 outcomes.

    State and Federal School Report Cards Released

    The 2020 Federal Report Cards and 2020 School Report Cards (SRCs) are now available. Please note that due to COVID, parts of the report cards have not been updated.

    As a reminder, districts may exclude winter breaks from the SRC distribution timeline as required in TAC §61.1021.

    Accelerated Testers Student Listings Now Available

    Preliminary 2021 Accelerated Student Listings and explanatory materials are now available in the TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability application. Please note that the data in these reports are confidential. The Final 2021 Accelerated Student Listing will be released in March 2021 and will be updated to reflect accelerated testers reported by each district as enrolled in grade 12 for the 2020–21 PEIMS snapshot.

    As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan 2021 Addendum, TEA has requested to delay the implementation of this requirement until August 2022. If that request is granted, TEA will begin the inclusion of accelerated testers’ SAT/ACT results with 2022 accountability.

    Additional information on the inclusion methodology for accelerated testers is available on the Performance Reporting Resources page. A July 30, 2020 To the Administrator Addressed letter provides further details on the approved ESSA accelerated testers waiver.

    Preliminary 2019 College, Career, and Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus (CCMR OB) Student Listings Now Available

    Preliminary 2019 CCMR OB Student Listings are now available in the TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability application. This listing is preliminary, and the State Funding Division will use this listing to generate preliminary 2020-21 CCMR OB funding. Please note that the data in these reports are confidential.

    Additional information on CCMR OB criteria, as well as the use of military enlistment data is available on the Performance Reporting Resources page. An October 29, 2020 To the Administrator Addressed letter provides further details on the proposed thresholds and timeline.

    If you have questions regarding CCMR OB criteria or student listings, please contact TEA's Performance Reporting Division at (512) 463-9704 or performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov.

    For questions regarding funding, please contact the State Funding Division at (512) 463-9238 or sfinance@tea.texas.gov.

  • December 11, 2020

    Yesterday the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced a pause for 2021 A–F ratings and its intent to submit addendum and amendment requests to the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). TEA will continue to process and report 2020–21 data to districts, stakeholders, and the USDE. Additional information will be provided in next week’s bulletin. A one pager is also available on the Performance Reporting Resources webpage that provides a brief overview of the agency’s federal requests.

    The 2019 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) advanced data downloads are now available. This download option provides additional indicators that are available in the HTML version of the TAPR as well as numerators and denominators.

  • December 4, 2020

    College, Career, or Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus (CCMR OB) Student Listings

    Performance Reporting released 2018 Annual Graduates CCMR OB Student Listings in the TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability application on November 30, 2020. This listing is considered final and will be used by the State Funding Division to settle fiscal year 2019–20 CCMR OB funding. 

    College, Career, or Military Readiness (CCMR) in Academic Accountability Versus Outcomes Bonuses one-pager is available on the Performance Reporting resources page. The one-pager explains how the requirements for credit in the CCMR component of the academic accountability system differ from CCMR OB requirements. Additionally, an explanation of methodology and sources is available in TEAL which provides detailed data sources and timelines for CCMR OB indicators.

    Preliminary 2019 Annual Graduates CCMR OB Student Listings will be released in TEAL Accountability by January 1, 2021 and will be used to generate preliminary 2020–21 CCMR OB funding.

    An October 29, 2020 To the Administrator Addressed correspondence provided an update about CCMR OB thresholds, rule adoption, and funding.

     

    Update from the Division of College, Career, and Military Prep

     

    The TEAL SAT/ACT reimbursement request application opened on November 9 and closes on December 18. To prepare, districts should designate a point person at the district level for this project and ensure they have Accountability-level access in TEAL. Please view this presentation for more information. For questions, please contact TEA at advancedacademics@tea.texas.gov or at 512-463-9762.

  • November 20, 2020

    The 2019–20 Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR), glossary, and guidelines are now available here. Please note that due to the cancellation of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) on March 16, 2020, some sections of the 2019–20 TAPR were not able to be updated and instead contain 2018 and 2019 data.

    While the PDF version of the TAPR includes only major data points and is designed to allow districts to fulfill their public notification requirements, the TAPR system provides additional data to help inform stakeholders.

  • November 13, 2020

    Performance Reporting has received multiple inquiries about the potential impacts of STAAR answer document score codes on 2021 participation rates. The participation rate calculation for reading and mathematics as well as the most frequently asked questions are provided below:

    The target participation rate is 95 percent of students taking a state-administered assessment in reading and mathematics. Participation measures are based on STAAR and TELPAS assessment results.

    • STAAR Alternate 2 students with a No Authentic Academic Response (NAAR) designation are included as participants.
    • Students with the medical exception or medically exempt designations are not included in the participation rate calculation. This includes both STAAR and STAAR Alternate 2 students.

    The participation rate is calculated as follows using codes from the Consolidated Accountability File (CAF).

    Number of answer documents with a score code of S + Number of STAAR Alternate 2 testers with a score code of N + Number of A or O reading answer documents with a scored TELPAS or TELPAS Alternate assessment + Number of A or O mathematics answer documents with a scored TELPAS or TELPAS Alternate assessment for year 1 asylee/refugees and SIFEs

    ---divided by---

    Number scored (S) + Number absent (A) + No authentic academic response (N) + Other (O)

    If a campus marks an answer document with a score code of O (not scored) and an agency use code of 0 (remote instruction—not testing in person), would that test still be included in the denominator for the participation count?

    Under traditional federal participation rules, yes. The agency is seeking a federal participation waiver for 2021 accountability; however, without a participation waiver granted from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) all Os will be included as non-participants.

    If a campus were to mark an answer document with a score of A (absent) and submit the medical exclusion due to COVID or quarantine and the exclusion was approved, would that test be removed from the participation calculations?

    Yes.

    Is the purpose of the agency use code of 0 to be able to identify these specific O codes for not scored from the other O codes that are normally included (cheating, ill during testing)?

    Yes, the agency would like to be able to differentiate between traditional As/Os and As/Os that were a result of virtual learning, quarantine, or COVID-19.

  • November 6, 2020

    An October 29, 2020 To the Administrator Addressed correspondence provided an update about College, Career, or Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus (CCMR OB) thresholds, rule adoption, and funding.

    The proposed threshold percentages of annual graduates who demonstrate college, career, or military readiness for each of the following cohorts are as follows: 

    • 11% of annual graduates who are educationally disadvantaged 
    • 24% of annual graduates who are not educationally disadvantaged 
    • 0% of annual graduates who are enrolled in a special education program regardless of whether the annual graduates are educationally disadvantaged 

    Because of the required administrative rulemaking process, these thresholds are not yet final.

     

    Performance Reporting will release 2018 Annual Graduates CCMR OB Student Listings in TEA Login (TEAL) Accountability by January 1, 2021. This listing will be considered final and will be used by the State Funding Division to settle up fiscal year 2019–20 CCMR OB funding. 

    Preliminary 2019 Annual Graduates CCMR OB Student Listings will also be released in TEAL Accountability by January 1, 2021, and will be used to generate preliminary 2020–21 CCMR OB funding.